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Sep 25, 2002 (2:35 pm)
Go to www.ford-diesel.com and do a search on "drivers side lean". You should find plenty of info on this problem.
Sep 25, 2002 (2:48 pm)
Congrats on your new truck. Is it new or used? Have heard diesel owners complaining about front spring sag over time. Powerstroke is something like 400 lbs heavier than V10. Haven't heard of sag in gassers, but guess it could happen. Do you have camper package or heavy service suspension (gives you highest capacity front springs - code "U" or "V" springs)? Heaviest front springs shouldn't sag with V10. Is there a missing spacer, or spring tip isolater? If used, is/was there a plow, winch, heavy duty brush guard/bumper on truck? If new, maybe springs were arched just a little differently? If so, it's under warranty...... If used, a spring shop could either replace or rearch springs to level out truck - don't think it'd be too expensive. Either way it's still a $$$ truck, and it shouldn't be lopsided.
#763 of 768 CC Leaning
Sep 29, 2002 (5:51 am)
Thanks, it is brand new. Has the Off Road and Snow Plow package. Took it back to the dealer and they installed a shim between the front leaf spring and the axle. I measured the lean at the frame and the front fenders. Leaning 3/4". They put a 1/4" shim in and told me they couldnt go any thicker. I have looked at other "off road" trucks and they seem to have the same problem. These were diesels though. It would bother me less if it didn't sit next to a 2000 Silverado, which does not lean. (I am the only Ford truck driver in the family). They HAD to give me some static for buying a Ford.
#764 of 768 www.ford-diesel.com
Sep 29, 2002 (6:03 am)
Went there and they are now www.thedieselstop.com.
Did a search on "drivers side lean" and got no hits at all on this new site. Oh well.
Sep 30, 2002 (9:26 am)
I go there and search to see what I find, then I'll come back and tell you exactly how to get there.
Sep 30, 2002 (9:31 am)
I searched on thedieselstop.com, this is where I was able to locate several posts about your problem.
Go to the search page. Make sure you are searching "All Forums". Type in "drivers side lean" and make sure you are searching for the "exact phrase." Where it asks you how far back to search, click on the "newer than 6 months" button.
This should get you about 10 posts on that subject.
#767 of 768 thedieselstop.com
Oct 01, 2002 (6:52 pm)
Thanx Jim,, (mullins87)
The 1st time I went to this site it looked entirely different. This time I got some interesting info on my problem. Thanx again. Now to see if the dealer will take it seriously.
Oct 11, 2002 (8:12 pm)
I'am checking into the purchase a used 97 (old body style) SD Crew Cab 4x4 PSD xlt w/ 125k on motor with new transmition from original owner. He is asking $15k for it and selling because he bought a new 2003 cc psd. Any advise would be helpful. What to look for? What kind of milage to expect? Best sources for after market parts? Thankyou